Canada Deeply Concerned by Reports of Mass Kidnapping in Nigeria

June 24, 2014 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“Canada is deeply concerned by reports that as many as 91 women and children have been abducted by Islamic extremists in Nigeria.

“We strongly condemn these despicable acts of violence and call for the immediate and safe release of these people back to their families.

“At the conclusion of the London Ministerial on Security in Nigeria earlier this month, Canada and its allies and partners reaffirmed our strong and united commitment to fighting terrorism and insecurity in Nigeria and the region.

“Canada continues to stand with the people of Nigeria as they confront violent extremism and inter-communal and religious violence.”

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